We’re back!

We’ve had some time-out from this little business of ours, and it’s been fascinating to take a step back and become an observer…

So, what have we noticed about what’s happening in the world of health and fitness at the moment? Well, a whole LOT of different people with a LOT of different things to say, that’s what!

When it comes to our health, we’re bombarded with a new ‘must have’ superfood every week, not to mention green smoothie saturation. We’re urged to quit sugar, don’t go near gluten, turn paleo or give up meat for good. Do yoga, not weights. Cross fit. High intensity interval training. Light weights, high reps. Heavy weights, low reps. Run for fitness and weight loss – no wait, walking is better. And so it goes on, and on… (and there’s more than likely an ‘app’ for it too, so you can monitor, count, analyse or critique the heck out of your health craze of choice!)

When did it all become so complicated? Sometimes it feels as if there are too many voices. Too many experts. Too many differing opinions and scientific studies. Too many ‘proven’ strategies and programs to choose from. Anyone who genuinely cares about their health and wellbeing, can definitely be forgiven for feeling confused and overwhelmed these days. It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel and lie on the couch! Or, is it?

Having something fresh, useful and worthwhile to say under such an avalanche of information, and actually making it heard, is not easy. Especially when we’re talking about a sustainable, relatively moderate approach. The flashy, miracle quick fix is always going to get the attention. It’s human nature. We get that.

Have we had doubts along the way? Naturally. Are we ready to throw in the towel? Hell, no!

It’s amazing how a little time to reflect and put things in to perspective can help clarify things and provide the incentive needed to push forward with our message (for us and for you)…

We believe that gaining good health and fitness is a very personal journey. There is no one size fits all. You don’t need to be preached to, you do need to be allowed to develop your own healthy habits on your own terms. Sometimes you need to be reminded that food is meant to be fun and not stressful. It should nourish, energise and sustain, but need not consume you. We want to help you develop a love for exercise that has nothing to do with reducing the number on the scales, but everything to do with how you feel. We want to encourage you to be kinder to your body and give it the respect to know what’s best for you.

Knowing how to pull it all together in a way that embraces your own equilibrium – this is the real key.

Be sure to check out our Équilibre Manifesto for more.

If you’re after a refreshing, down-to-earth approach that aims to take the fear and confusion out of how to eat and exercise – if you’re sick of being told what you can and can’t eat, what you should or shouldn’t be doing for exercise and are open to thinking and questioning, rather than blindly following the next fad that comes your way – we’d love you to join us on this journey of ours as we extend a gentle guiding hand to you along the way…

Here’s a taste of what’s coming up…

  • Nutrition confusion: simple strategies to help navigate through the minefield.
  • All about balance, moderation and why you should choose equilibrium instead.
  • The 5 simple ingredients for long lasting good health that have nothing to with what type of food you should eat.
  • What’s your exercise personality?
  • Why you need to do away with guilt once and for all.
  • Techniques you can use right now to bring the joy back to eating and take away the stress.
  • How to drink wine, Équilibre style.
  • Stop it right now! (Exercising for weight loss, that is.)
  • The important lessons i’ve learned from being married to a fitness trainer.
  • Raising kids to have a healthy relationship with food (and coping with fussy eaters, while you’re at it!)

Plus inspiring recipes, interviews, book reviews and much more!

Instead of the usual spring detox, we hope you will join us for our special 2-week Be Kind to Your Body Challenge during September.

We’ll be inviting you to become a Culinary Cyclist with us and win a gorgeous new vintage bike. (I want one, too!)

Our Spring Retreat at Foragers in late October has a few spots still remaining. Why not join us? Find out all about it here.

Need some guidance to start or progress your fitness journey? Pascal is your man, and we’re in the process of putting together some innovative Coaching Packages designed to give you the confidence to get moving and keep going!

And by the way, i’m committed to blogging weekly now (yay!) and will be sending out a bi-monthly newsletter packed with inspiring information, latest news and a re-cap of any blog posts you may have missed. Be sure to sign up in the box on the top right hand side of this page.

{Images above taken on our recent winter break to the beautiful Blackwood Valley Region of Western Australia. Purposely nothing to do with food or fitness, but everything to do with perspective!}

4 Responses to “We’re back!”

  • Yey! I’m so glad you are back 🙂 ‘Be Kind to Your Body’ challenge sounds so good and exactly what I need.
    A cheeky comment – Fitness for Foodies classes near the CBD or Vic Park would be super awesome *dramatic wink*…perhaps in the summer evenings just after work…. just saying hahaha
    You’ve got to ask 🙂

    • Nicole:

      Thanks so much for the warm welcome back Katherine, it really means a lot!
      It’s so lovely to hear that people are keen for our ‘Fitness for Foodies’ sessions (and yes, you do have to ask!) Unfortunately, there are no plans for a formal program at the moment, however, when the weather warms up, we are hoping to organise a few ‘pop-up’ sessions on weekend mornings, possibly finishing with a delicious communal breakfast. Would that be something that would interest you?
      Thanks again Katherine (p.s. Monstrositea sounds amazing, will definitely be checking that out!)

      • Thanks for the response Nicole! Yes that sounds great. Sundays are my fitness, sunshine, farmers market and breakfast day so that would fit the theme nicely.
        I’ve been going to yin yoga then straight to the farmers market and its a great combination.

  • Hazel Hodgkins:

    Great to see you back, sharing all your healthful goodness! LOVE your perspective. It’s timely to be reminded of the longterm, moderated journey to fitness and overall good health. Yay! Looking forward to your weekly updates.